Farmer's StoryLion’s Mane Mushroom Steaks

    • 3 tablespoons oil
      • 1 tablespoon butter (vegan butter can be used)
      • 1 lb. lion’s mane mushrooms
      • 1 teaspoon onion powder
      • 1 teaspoon sea salt
      • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
    1. Heat a cast iron pan until very hot. Add half the oil and half the butter, swirling to coat.
    2. Add the mushrooms in one layer. Use another heavy pan or pot to press the lion’s mane down. Cook for 2 minutes. Transfer the fungi to a cutting board.
    3. Flip the mushrooms and season the cooked side with half of the seasonings.
    4. Add the remaining oil and butter to a pan. Return the mushrooms uncooked side down. Use another pan to press again, for 2 minutes.
    5. Remove the weight and flip the mushrooms. Add the remaining seasonings. Return the weight and press for another 2 minutes.
    6. Keep repeating the process until your lion’s mane mushrooms are golden brown, pressed, and crispy, for about 10 minutes in total.